Aetrium Introduces New Wafer Level Reliability Test Platform

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:00am EDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aetrium Incorporated (Nasdaq:ATRM) today
introduced a new Wafer Level Reliability (WLR) test platform to its portfolio of reliability test
products, which are used by semiconductor manufacturers and wafer foundries to ensure their
products exceed acceptable performance and quality standards.

Symphony WLR is a compact reliability test system that supports Aetrium's comprehensive suite of
intrinsic reliability test applications in either single site configuration or multi-site when
taking advantage of Aetrium's true parallel architecture. Aetrium's Conductor software package
controls third party probe stations for fully automated test execution and high data throughput.

"Among other benefits, WLR testing eliminates the packaging step necessary for traditional
testing," said Steve Schultz, Director of Marketing and Applications. "This provides manufacturers
an opportunity to analyze devices weeks earlier and better meet critical time-to-market demands."

"WLR is increasingly important to the reliability industry, especially for the newest
semiconductor technologies that are sensitive to packaging and handling," adds Timothy McMullen,
VP and GM of Aetrium's Reliability Test Products Group. "Symphony and Conductor are valuable tools
for reliability labs, nicely complementing package level testers."

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About Aetrium

Aetrium, based in North St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading supplier of proprietary technologies and
equipment that are used by the worldwide semiconductor industry to test integrated circuits. The
company's products are used by customers to advance reliability, improve quality, increase product
yield or improve manufacturing processes. Aetrium's common stock is publicly traded on the Nasdaq
market under the symbol ATRM. More information about Aetrium is available on the internet at
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CONTACT: Steve Schultz
         Aetrium Incorporated
         (651) 704-1802